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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeoidea (Superfamily) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Erosariinae (Subfamily)
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Cypraeidae: Erosariinae

  • Erosaria cernica (G.B. Sowerby II, 1870)
    (=tomlini Schilder)
    Length 33mm, Width 20mm, Poor Knights Cowrie. Marine
    Northland. Cape Maria van Diemen to Poor Knights Islands, to about 20 metres. Also Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands and New South Wales, Australia KA
  • Erosaria poraria (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Length 24mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
  • Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Length 43mm, Marine
    The entire Indo-West Pacific region, from east Africa to the Cocos Islands, off Central America. Australia and Kermadec Islands K
  • Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Length 20mm, Money Cowrie. Marine
    Entire tripical Indian and Pacific Oceans, from east Africa to central America, including northern Australia and Kermadec Islands K
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil